GLACY+: Cybercrime Policies and Strategies for the Caribbean Region

12-14 June 2019 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The Council of Europe organized, with the support of the Dominican Government and the CARICOM Crime and Security Implementation Agency (CARICOM IMPACS), a regional conference for the countries of the Caribbean Community, aimed at facilitating the development of specific policies and strategies...

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GLACY+: Cyber security and cybercrime maturity assessment of Namibia

22-24 May 2019 Windhoek, Namibia

An assessment of the cyber security and cybercrime capacities of Namibia has been conducted through a joint in-country mission of the World Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the UK FCO and the Council of Europe, in the framework of the GLACY+ Project. The initiative, coordinated by the Ministry...

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Cooperation on cybercrime in the Pacific: PILON meets in Vanuatu

headline 27-31 May 2019 Port Vila, Vanuatu

The 3rd meeting of the Cybercrime Working Group of the Pacific Island Law Officers Network (PILON) is focusing on the international sharing of electronic evidence. In the opening session of the regional meeting, Leotrina Macomber, Chair of the PILON Cybercrime Working Group, noted that...

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Second Expert Meeting on the FRA/CoE Handbook on Cybercrime and Fundamental Rights

14-15 May 2019 Vienna, Austria

Representatives from the European Commission (DG JUST and DG HOME), Eurojust, Europol, ENISA, Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), UNODC, OSCE, the Prosecution Service of Austria, the Netherlands, Romania and international experts from the academia actively participated and contributed to the second...

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Open Source Tools for Cybercrime Investigation and Digital Forensics - FREETOOL showcase

15 - 17 May 2019 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC), in collaboration with the University College Dublin – Center for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation organised the FREETOOL Showcase Workshop on 15-17 May 2019 at SELEC’s Headquarters, Bucharest, Romania. The event gathered...

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GLACY+: Introductory Judicial Training of Trainers on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence in Cape Verde

6-10 May 2019 Praia, Cape Verde

GLACY+ delivered the first Introductory Judicial Training of Trainers (ToT) on cybercrime and electronic evidence for judges, prosecutors lawyers and other judicial officials of Cape Verde. The 31 participants consisted in a mixture of judges, prosecutors, lawyers, judiciary police officials, and...

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GLACY+: 2nd meeting of the Cybercrime Forum for CPLP countries

11-12 April 2019 Praia, Cape Verde

The GLACY+ project organized in cooperation with the Cybercrime Forums Coordination of the Public Prosecution Services of the Lusophone countries (CPLP) and with the Office of the General Public Prosecutor of Cape Verde, an international conference on the Fight against Cybercrime – The Public...

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GLACY+ at the EU Cyber Forum

15-16 April 2019 Brussels, Belgium

The GLACY+ project is represented by approximately 20 delegates from all priority countries who are now attending the EU Cyber Forum in Brussels, Belgium. Bringing together over 120 attendees from all over the world, the EU Cyber Forum provides a platform where different EU actors and partner...

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GLACY+: Advanced Judicial Training for Chilean Trained Trainers

8-11 April 2019 Santiago, Chile

The Advanced Judicial Training on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence was opened in Santiago on Monday, 8 April 2019, by Chile's General Attorney, Mr. Jorge Abbott. The twenty-something participants who completed in November 2018 the basic training have now been immersed in a practical training...

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GLACY+: The Gambia commits to join the international network of the fight against cybercrime

25-27 March 2019 Banjul, The Gambia

The first draft of a modern legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence was finalized in The Gambia, fully in line with the international standards provided by the Budapest Convention. The draft law is the result of a 3-day workshop supported by the Council of Europe in the framework of...

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GLACY+: Mainstreaming cybercrime training modules in the curricula of Ghanaian Judicial Training Institutions

20-22 March 2019 Accra, Ghana

After the roll-out of the new Introductory Judicial Training and Advanced Judicial Training courses in Ghana, the GLACY+ project continued with a discussion on the long-term integration of judicial training on cybercrime and electronic evidence into the curricula of training institutions,...

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GLACY+: National Conference on the Technical Implementation of the Budapest Convention

18-19 March 2019 Accra, Ghana

The Council of Europe, in collaboration with the office of the National Cyber Security Centre advisor of the Republic of Ghana, organized the National Conference on the Technical Implementation of the Budapest Convention in Accra, Ghana on 18-19 March 2019. The conference brought together 120+...

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GLACY+: Workshop on cybercrime and e-evidence for Sri Lankan new Judges

2-3 March 2019 Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Judges' Institute, together with the Council of Europe, organized a 2-day intense workshop, based on the Basic judicial course on cybercrime and electronic evidence, adapted for the intake of new judges in the Sri Lankan judicial system. The workshop was entirely delivered by...

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CyberSouth and GLACY+: Visit of the Minister of Justice of the Kingdom of Morocco at C-PROC

11 March 2019 Bucharest, Romania

On 11 of March 2019, the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) welcomed the visit of the Minister of Justice of the Kingdom of Morocco, Mr Mohamed AUAJJAR and his delegation. This visit was part of a series of meetings that the Moroccan delegation had scheduled in Romania...

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GLACY+: Costa Rica joins the countries that received Basic Judicial Training on cybercrime

11-15 February 2019 San José, Costa Rica

The GLACY+ project is delivering the first Introductory Training of Trainers (ToT) Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence in San José. The medium term goal of this course is to establish a group of Costa Rican trainers able to instruct and equip their peers with the basic skills and...

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GLACY+: Basic Judicial Training in Nigeria

28 January - 1 February 2019 Abuja, Nigeria

GLACY+ trainers delivered the Introductory Judicial Training of Trainers’ (ToT) Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence to a group of 24 judges, prosecutors and members of the Federal Ministry of Justice in Nigeria. The training course included sessions on technology, threats and trends,...

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Indonesian prosecutors trained on cybercrime and e-evidence

21-24 January 2019 Jakarta, Indonesia

A delegation of officials from the Philippines delivered the Introductory course on cybercrime and electronic evidence to some 30 Indonesian prosecutors in Jakarta. The program was organized in collaboration with the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic of Indonesia, as part of the Joint...

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GLACY+: ECTEG course on Internet and darkweb Investigation

17 - 21 December 2018 Dakar, Senegal

In the framework of the GLACY+ Project, the ECTEG course on Internet and darkweb Investigation was delivered to the law enforcement officers in Senegal during 17-21 December 2018 by INTERPOL in its capacity as the implementing partner of the project. The goal of the training was to provide the...

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GLACY+: Sierra Leone works on the first national legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence

11-14 December 2018 Freetown, Sierra Leone

In the presence of the Chief Minister, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, the Minister of Internal Affairs and the acting Minister of Information and Communication, the Council of Europe delegation worked in a 4-day workshop with Sierra Leonean authorities to the drafting of the first...

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GLACY+: Introductory Training of Trainers on Cybercrime and E-Evidence for Prosecutors and State Attorneys of the ASEAN Region

20-23 November 2018 Manila, Philippines

The Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Council of Europe jointly organised in Manila this week the Introductory Training of Trainers Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Prosecutors and State Attorneys of the ASEAN Region. The course is part of the European Union and the Council...

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Handbook on cybercrime and fundamental rights

15-16 November 2018 Bucharest, Romania

Human rights and rule of law requirements are important considerations in capacity building projects on cybercrime, including EU/COE joint projects, implemented by the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC). Therefore, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)...

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GLACY+: Second regional training on cybercrime for the ECOWAS countries and Mauritania

Dakar, Senegal 12-15 November 2018

The Council of Europe organized an advanced judicial training on cybercrime and electronic evidence for judges and prosecutors of the French and Portuguese speaking countries from the ECOWAS region and Mauritania. The event is part of the GLACY+ Joint Project of the European Union and the Council...

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GLACY+: First judicial training in Chile

5-9 November 2018 Santiago, Chile

Over the course of one week, 25 Chilean Prosecutors and Judges received an Introductory training on Cybercrime and electronic evidence in Santiago de Chile. The Training of Trainers course (ToT) was delivered in a shared and cooperative manner by two international experts of the Council of Europe...

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President Akufo-Addo: Ghana to accede to the Budapest Convention

25 October 2018 Accra, Ghana

President Akufo-Addo of Ghana announced earlier this week that his country will shortly accede to the Budapest Convention. He spoke at the climax event of the Cybersecurity Awareness and a safer Digital Ghana Month on Monday. The Council of Europe – through its project Cybercrime@Octopus – this...

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First African Forum on Cybercrime

16-18 October 2018 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The African Union Commission, together with a number of partnering organisations, holds the first continent-wide African Forum on Cybercrime from 16 to 18 October 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia bringing together more than 250 delegates from across the continent. The Commissioner for Infrastructure...

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GLACY+: Advisory mission on cybercrime legislation and policies in Costa Rica

8-11 October 2018 San Jose, Costa Rica

A Council of Europe team of experts worked for four days in brainstorming sessions with officials from Costa Rica involved in the drafting and application of cybercrime legislation with a two-folded objective: To gather specific information regarding the existing legislation on cybercrime and...

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The Council of Europe hosts session on cybercrime legislation in Africa at the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2018 (FIFAfrica18)

26-28 September 2018 Accra, Ghana

FIFAfrica convenes various stakeholders from the areas of internet governance and online rights in Africa and beyond to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing privacy, access to information, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online. This...

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GLACY+: Workshop on Data Protection Legislation

10-14 September 2018 Calabar, Nigeria

Carried out under the GLACY+ Project notably aimed at providing advice on legislation in line with the Budapest Convention and rule of law and human rights, including data protection standards, the Residential Drafting Retreat on Data Protection Legislation in Nigeria is being held in Calabar,...

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GLACY+: Joint International Workshop for Cybercrime Investigation Units and MLA Central Authorities

27-31 August 2018 Singapore

INTERPOL, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Police Force, and with the support of the GLACY+ project, organized a joint workshop to raise awareness on the actual international cooperation instruments that are available to cybercrime investigation units. The workshop focused particularly on the...

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Vanuatu on the way to develop cybercrime legislation

20-24 August 2018 Port Vila, Vanuatu

A team of Council of Europe experts worked for four days in brainstorming sessions with officials from Vanuatu to revise and adapt the current legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence. The working group included 15 national experts, as well as international consultants who agreed upon a...

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GLACY+: Internet Investigation and Mobile Forensic Course in Tonga

20-24 August 2018 Nuku'alofa, Tonga

In the framework of the agreement between ECTEG and the C-PROC Office, which foresees the delivery of ECTEG courses and materials to specialized Law Enforcement officers of the GLACY+ priority countries, two courses were organized in Tonga, on open-source forensics technique and on mobile...

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GLACY+: ECTEG Course on Live Data Forensics delivered by INTERPOL in the Philippines

13-18 August 2018 Manila, Philippines

In the framework of the agreement between ECTEG and the C-PROC office, which foresees the delivery of ECTEG courses and materials to specialized Law Enforcement officers of the GLACY+ priority countries, a course on Live Data Forensics was organized in the Philippines and delivered by INTERPOL,...

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GLACY+: Special Programme on Cybercrime for the Supreme Court Justices of Mauritius

1-3 August 2018 Port Louis, Mauritius

The Council of Europe organized a dedicated high level workshop on cybercrime and electronic evidence for the Supreme Court Justices of Mauritius. A large majority of the Supreme Court Judges were actively engaged over the three-day program. The content was specifically crafted on the needs...

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GLACY+: 2018/AO/45 - Call for tenders - 31 August 2018 - Provision of event organisation services in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

31 July 2018 Bucharest, Romania

The Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe – Global Action on Cybercrime Extended - GLACY+ – is launching a Call for Tenders 2018/AO/45 for event organisation services in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, concerning the “African Forum on Cybercrime: Policies and Legislation,...

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GLACY+: Judicial Training Course for English speaking countries of the ECOWAS region

17-20 July 2018 Accra, Ghana

The Advanced Judiciary Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic evidence of Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors in the ECOWAS Region took place between 17 and 20 July. The training was chaired by the Deputy Minister of Communications Hon. Vincent Sowah Odotei and was attended by other high...

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GLACY+: Samoa takes first steps towards the Budapest Convention

2-6 July 2018 Apia, Samoa

Together with the Attorney General's Office in Samoa, the Council of Europe organized a succession of two events aimed at assessing the Samoan legislation and providing key concepts to criminal justice professionals on cybercrime and electronic evidence. The two successive workshops were very...

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Morocco joins the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and its Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism

29 June 2018 Strasbourg, France

Today, Morocco has deposited the instruments of accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and its Additional Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism. With Morocco’s accession, the Convention on Cybercrime has now 60 states parties. A further 11 States have signed it or been invited to accede....

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GLACY+: Advanced Judicial Training on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence in the ASEAN Region

19-22 June 2018 Cebu, Philippines

The Council of Europe, in partnership with the Department of Justice – Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC) and the Supreme Court of the Philippines carried out the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors from the ASEAN Region in...

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GLACY+: INTERPOL Instructor Development Course

18-22 June 2018 Singapore

The INTERPOL Instructor Development Course is designed for instructors who want to gain experience in adult learning principles and design of instruction and course managers who are responsible for designing and managing training and/or performance improvement program for their organizations. In...

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Cabo Verde joins the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and the Data Protection Convention 108

19 June 2018 Strasbourg, France

Cabo Verde acceded today to the Council of Europe´s Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, and to the Data Protection Convention 108. The Minister of Justice and Labour of Cabo Verde, Janine Lelis, deposited the accession documents during a ceremony in Strasbourg on the side-lines of a meeting of the...

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GLACY+: Cape Verde joins the project to build up national capacities on cybercrime

4-7 June 2018 Praia, Cape Verde

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) and INTERPOL undertook an assessment visit to Cape Verde within the framework of the GLACY+ project. As one of the priority countries of the project, Cape Verde will benefit from a consolidated set of activities aimed at...

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Combatting Online Child Abuse in the Pacific: regional workshop

12-15 June 2018 Nuku'alofa, Tonga

The Attorney General’s Office of Tonga hosted the Second Pacific Islands Law Officer’s Network Cybercrime Workshop on "Combatting Online Child Abuse in the Pacific". The four-day workshop was attended by more than 40 participants from 15 countries in the Pacific and was organized through the...

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GLACY+: Costa Rica joins the project

21-24 May 2018 San Jose, Costa Rica

Under the national coordination of the Public Ministry (Ministerio Público) of Costa Rica, the Council of Europe undertook the first country assessment visit between 21 and 24 May, in view of Costa Rica's integration in the GLACY+ project. During these four days, a group of international...

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Regional training on cybercrime for African Gendarmerie officers

7-11 May 2018 Dakar, Senegal

L’École des Officiers de la Gendarmerie Nationale (EOGN) from Senegal, in cooperation with the EU and the Council of Europe through the GLACY+ project, organized a five day training on cybercrime matters and electronic evidence gathering for officers across the African continent. The training...

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GLACY+: Gambia starts work on its cybercrime legislation

2-4 May 2018 Banjul, Gambia

The Council of Europe, together with the Gambian authorities, organized the first workshop on cybercrime in Banjul providing the context to discuss and advice on the current legal framework on cybercrime and electronic evidence in the country. A large number of institutions and organizations...

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GLACY+: Initial assessment of Nigeria

24-27 April 2018 Abuja, Nigeria

The Initial assessment of Nigeria was intended to have a twofold goal: To establish the GLACY+ National Team that will support the Council of Europe in the implementation of the related programme, and officially appoint the National Team Coordinator, who will be the main point of contact in the...

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GLACY+: Chile to join the project

16-19 April 2018 Santiago, Chile

The Council of Europe and INTERPOL conducted in Santiago, Chile, an assessment mission on the implementation of the Budapest Convention, with the main purpose of integrating Chile among the priority countries of the GLACY+ project. The national team that will support the Council of Europe and...

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GLACY+: Cyber Security and Cybercrime Policies for African Diplomats

11-13 April 2018 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The African Union Commission and the Council of Europe’s Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC) are organising in Addis Ababa a two-day workshop on Cyber Security and Cybercrime Policies for African Diplomats. This event is part of the ongoing collaboration between the African Union Commission and...

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Joint Second Regional Cybercrime Cooperation Exercise currently in progress in Chisinau

27-30 March 2018 Chisinau, Moldova

A joint effort between the Cybercrime@EAP 2018 and GLACY+ projects of the Council of Europe, the Second Regional Cybercrime Cooperation Exercise is currently in progress in Chisinau, Moldova. From 27 to 30 March 2018, up to 60 participants from the Eastern Partnership region and countries such as...

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GLACY+: Over 300 Sri Lankan Judges received basic training in cybercrime and electronic evidence

16-18 March 2018 Colombo, Sri Lanka

The third and final Workshop dedicated to Sri Lankan District Judges and Magistrates on "Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence" was concluded in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 18 March. This workshop had 75 judges, including two judges from the Judicial Academy in Nepal. With the conclusion this third...

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GLACY+: First judicial training of trainers on cybercrime for the ASEAN region takes place in the Philippines

20-23 March 2018 Manila, Philippines

The Council of Europe and the Office of Cybercrime of the Department of Justice of the Philippines (DOJ-OOC) are organizing the first introductory training of trainers course (ToT) for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors of the ASEAN Region between 20 and 23 March 2018. The training is delivered...

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GLACY+: Burkina Faso prepares law on Cybercrime

12-15 March 2018 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

The Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and Civic Promotion of Burkina Faso organized, with the support of the Council of Europe, through the GLACY + project, a workshop to develop a draft law on cybercrime and electronic evidence. The purpose of this activity was to develop and align Burkina...

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GLACY+: Pariticpation in the Workshop on Cybercrime and Cybersecurity for BIMSTEC Member Countries

13-15 March 2018 Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a regional organization comprising seven Member States lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand). It is a...

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GLACY+: Participation in the Hong Kong Police Cyber Command Course

12-16 March 2018 Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Police Force organized a "Cyber Command Course" between 12 and 16 March 2018. The course was aimed at building up cyber capacity of officers at commanding level, or of future commanders, in order for them to address matters arising from cybersecurity and cybercrime investigation....

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Nepal starts the work to harmonize legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence with international standards

26-28 February 2018 Kathmandu, Nepal

The Attorney General’s Office of Nepal, together with the Council of Europe, organized a 3 day workshop in Kathmandu to discuss how to improve national cybercrime laws in the light of international standards, and strengthen criminal justice response to cybercrime challenges. The workshop follows...

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GLACY+: Participation in the Data Focus Conference 2018

5 and 8 March 2018 Jakarta and Surabaya, Indonesia

Two sessions were presented by CoE experts from the Philippines during the two events of the Data Focus Conference held in Indonesia on 5 and 8 March 2018. The sessions focused on the use of the Budapest Convention in practical cases and the roadmap to accession to the Convention, based on the...

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GLACY+: Support the Sri Lankan Police CID in the set-up of a Cybercrime Division

19-21 February 2018 Colombo, Sri Lanka

An advisory mission was organized to support the Criminal Investigation Department of the Sri Lanka Police in the current undertaking to create a Computer Crime Unit (CCU). During the visit, the cybercrime situation in Sri Lanka was presented and assessed by the representatives of the Sri Lankan...

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ICANN Public Safety Working Group meeting

12-13 February 2018 Brussels, Belgium

In the framework of the GLACY+ project, the Council of Europe, which is part of the Governmental Advisory Committee of ICANN, and specifically of the Public Safety Working Group, was invited to participate in the inter-sessional meeting, hosted in Brussels by DG Home, to stimulate a joint...

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GLACY+: Meetings of the Ibero-American Public Prosecution Services focused on cybercrime

5-7 February 2018 Lisbon, Portugal

Three meetings were held between 5 and 7 February, at the Prosecutor General's Office, in Lisbon, with the purpose of building a stronger cooperation on cybercrime in the Ibero-american space. The first annual meeting of the Ibero-American cyber network (CiberRede/CiberRed), established in 2016,...

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GLACY+: Uganda kick started the process to accede to the Budapest Convention

16-18 January 2018 Kampala, Uganda

The Council of Europe led an advisory mission to assist the Government of Uganda in harmonizing legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence towards the ratification of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Uganda has kick started the process of acceding to the Budapest Convention by...

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GLACY+: Towards a mainstream approach to training judges and prosecutors in cybercrime and e-evidence

12-14 December 2017 Cebu, Philippines

Ensuring that judges, magistrates, and prosecutors have sufficient knowledge related to cybercrime and e-evidence and keep up with the ever increasing challenges posed by this kind of crimes is essential for them to fulfil their roles effectively. These are common issues to all countries and...

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GLACY+: Ghana to become a judicial training hub on cybercrime and e-evidence for the ECOWAS region

5-8 December 2017 Accra, Ghana

In close collaboration with the ECOWAS Commission, the Council of Europe has supported the delivery of the Introductory Training of Trainers Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for judges and prosecutors from the English-speaking countries of the ECOWAS Region. The course has followed an...

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Hemispheric Forum on International Cooperation against Cybercrime

5-7 December 2017 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The first Hemispheric Forum on International Cooperation against Cybercrime will open on 5 December in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Forum is a joint effort of international and regional organizations to better coordinate and complement their initiatives in support of Latin American and...

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The African Union and the Council of Europe renew their joint commitment against cybercrime

21 November 2017 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC) of the Council of Europe was invited by the African Union Commission to participate in the second meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee on Communication and ICT formed by Ministers of Communication and Information Technologies from the African...

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GLACY+: Advanced Judicial Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence in Ghana

7-9 November 2017 Accra, Ghana

The objective of this activity was to deliver a revised and updated version of the Advanced Judicial Training materials tailored for Ghana to an audience of trainers previously trained under the GLACY+ Project, in April 2017. The advanced training materials are intended to reinforce the knowledge...

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Improving cybercrime reporting and related criminal justice statistics in the Dominican Republic

16-17 October 2017 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The Council of Europe conducted an advisory mission with various Dominican public institutions such as the INDOTEL, National Police, DNI, DICAT, the Prosecution Service, and the Judiciary at the INDOTEL premises in Santo Domingo with the objective to gather information on cybercrime reporting...

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GLACY+: Second Residential Workshop for District Judges and Magistrates in Sri Lanka

13-15 October 2017 Kandy, Sri Lanka

The second session of the Workshop on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence, dedicated to Sri Lankan District Judges and Magistrates across the country, is taking place in Kandy, Sri Lanka on 13-15 October. The residential workshop is organized under the structure of an introductory judicial course,...

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GLACY+: Developing partnerships against cybercrime in Africa

11-13 October 2017 Port Louis, Mauritius

An INTERPOL working group meeting for heads of cybercrime units in Africa aims to boost cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector. Bringing together cyber experts from 10 countries, the three-day (11 – 13 October) meeting will review the challenges posed by cybercrime in the...

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GLACY+: National delivery of the Introductory Judicial Course on Cybercrime and E-Evidence for Judges and Prosecutors in the Dominican Republic

10-13 October 2017 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

EN: The Council of Europe, through the project GLACY+, conducted training for judges and prosecutors from the Dominican Republic at the National Judicial School. A selected group of four national trainers previously trained by the Council of Europe delivered a 3 days basic judicial course on...

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Enhancing the Network of 24/7 Contact Points

26-27 September 2017 The Hague

The Council of Europe on 26 and 27 September held a meeting of the 24/7 Network of Contact Points at EUROPOL, The Hague. Fifty-five representatives of contact points of 45 current and future Parties to the Budapest Convention from all regions of the world shared best practices in view of further...

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Introductory Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence Training of Trainers Course for the Pacific Region

25-29 September 2017 Nuku'alofa, Tonga

The first Introductory Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence Training of Trainers Course for the Pacific Region is taking place in Nuku'alofa, the Kingdom of Tonga between 25 and 29 September. Judges from Tonga, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are participating in this course delivered by Council...

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ECOWAS and the Council of Europe joined forces to help West African countries in the fight against cybercrime

11-13 September 2017 Abuja, Nigeria

Multiple legislative standards exist at both regional and international levels to help countries address cybercrime in a coordinated manner. ECOWAS Community texts on electronic transactions, personal data protection or the fight against cybercrime and the African Union’s Malabo Convention are...

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GLACY+: Workshop on data protection and overall police capabilities organized by INTERPOL in Senegal

The training workshop was devoted to highlighting the added value for the police community of developing an adequate data protection regime. In this respect, INTERPOL's data protection model based on international standards and articulated in a detailed legal instrument, the INTERPOL Data...

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GLACY+: Residential Workshop on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Intake of New Judges in Sri Lanka

9-13 August 2017 Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Council of Europe, through the GLACY+ project, organized a residential training workshop for the intake of new Judges in Sri Lanka on Cybercrime and Electronic evidence. A group of 22 new young judges are now equipped to deal with cybercrime cases and have knowledge of all aspects of...

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GLACY+: Special program on cybercrime and e-evidence for the judiciary in Nepal delivered by Sri Lankan trainer-justices

16-20 August 2017 Kathmandu, Nepal

Organized under the GLACY+ framework, on the initiative of the National Judicial Academy of Nepal and of the Sri Lanka Judges’ Institute, the Special Program on cybercrime and electronic evidence for Nepalese judges, judicial officers and prosecutors opened in Kathmandu in the presence of His...

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GLACY+: Sustainable capacity building for Sri Lankan High Court Judges

28-30 July 2017 Kalutara, Sri Lanka

More than 60 High Court Judges of Sri Lanka participated in a residential Workshop on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence, held in Kalutara on 28–30 July. The initiative, supported by the GLACY+ project, was coordinated in partnership with the Sri Lanka Judges’ Institute and in collaboration with...

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GLACY+: Eastern African countries meet in Mauritius to address the growing threat of cybercrime in the region

10-12 July 2017 Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius

As part of the GLACY+ project on Global Action on Cybercrime Extended, Mauritius - the first African country to join the Budapest Convention - hosted the East Africa Regional Conference on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence. The regional conference is co-organized by the Government of Mauritius,...

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GLACY+ : First responders course to be integrated in the basic training program for officers of the Gendarmerie from West African countries

19-26 June 2017 Dakar, Senegal

Two experts from the Council of Europe delivered a course on electronic evidence to 31 officers in training at the "l’Ecole des officiers de la gendarmerie nationale" (EOGN) in Dakar, Senegal: 2 officers from Gabon, 2 officers from Guinea, 2 officers from Madagascar and 26 officers from Senegal,...

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GLACY+: Advancing cybercrime investigation and digital forensics capabilities of law enforcement agencies in the Philippines

21-23 June 2017 Manila, Philippines

A three day course for cybercrime investigators has been conducted in Manila by INTERPOL on 21-23 June 2017, under the framework of the GLACY+ project. Aimed at strengthening technical skills and advising on cybercrime investigation methods, digital forensics and collaboration with service...

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Enhancing regional and international cooperation in the Southeast Asian region

27-29 June 2017 Cebu City, Philippines

The Philippine Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime and the Council of Europe will jointly organise a conference for countries in the Southeast Asia region to improve regional and international cooperation against cybercrime. The conference aims to contribute to a consistent approach to...

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GLACY+: Streamlining MLA on cybercrime and electronic evidence in the Philippines criminal justice system

19-20 June 2017 Tagaytay City, Philippines

Some 30 officials from the Department of Justice and the Law Enforcement agencies have participated in a specialized training workshop on MLA on cybercrime and electronic evidence in Tagaytay, Philippines, on 19-20 June 2017. The workshop, held in collaboration with the United States Department...

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International Workshop on Cybercrime Training Strategies for Law Enforcement Agencies

15-16 June 2017 Brussels, Belgium

A coordinated effort between the Council of Europe, INTERPOL and Europol aims to make available the training materials developed by the European Cybercrime Training and Education Group (ECTEG) to all the countries supported by current Joint Projects of the European Union and the Council of...

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GLACY+: Pacific Islands Law Officers’ Network Cybercrime Workshop

23-25 May 2017 Nuku'alofa, Tonga

The main theme of this regional workshop was ‘the Pacific response to cybercrime: effective tools and good practice’, aimed at police investigators, prosecutors, and relevant information communications technology (ICT) policy makers from the Pacific island countries (Fiji, Cook Islands, Federated...

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GLACY+: First Judicial Training of Trainers in the Dominican Republic

24-28 April 2017 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The Council of Europe implemented in Santo Domingo, the first Introductory Judicial Training of Trainers (ToT) for Judges, Prosecutors and Public Defenders on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence, which took place at the Escuela Nacional de la Judicatura. With an outstanding audience of trainees...

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GLACY+ Advisory mission - assisting Panamá to improve cybercrime legislation

30 - 31 March 2017 Panamá City, Panamá

The Council of Europe undertook an advisory mission on legislation in Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence to Panamá, within the framework of GLACY+. The mission aimed the drafting of procedural provisions and the revision of substantive provisions in the domestic legislation related to cybercrime....

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GLACY+: First Training of Trainers (ToT) in Ghana

3 - 7 April 2017 Accra, Ghana

The first week-long ToT on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for judges and prosecutors was organized at the Judicial Training Institute (JTI) by the Council of Europe with the support of the National Communications Authority (NCA). The main purpose of the training is to establish a group of...

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GLACY+: Judicial Training for Sri Lankan Prosecutors

31 March - 2 April 2017 Panadura, Sri Lanka

A 2.5 day Introductory Judicial Training on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Sri Lankan Prosecutors was organized by the Council of Europe, together with the Attorney General's Depatment. The training focused on substantive and procedural provisions of the Budapest Convention and of the...

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GLACY+: International workshop on criminal justice statistics on cybercrime and electronic evidence

29-31 March 2017 Accra, Ghana

A three-day International Workshop on Criminal Justice Statistics on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence has brought together in Accra, Ghana around 50 law enforcement and justice professionals involved in collecting, collating and interpreting statistics for offences of cybercrime from all across...

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Special programme at CID focuses on cybercrime investigation and digital forensics capabilities of Sri Lanka Police

14-17 March 2017 Colombo, Sri Lanka

On 14-17 March 2017 a special programme on strengthening cybercrime investigation and digital forensics capabilities has taken place at the Criminal Investigation Department of the Sri Lanka Police in Colombo. The 4-day training, attended by 35 Police officers and representatives from the Sri...

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GLACY+ goes regional: First Regional Introductory Judicial Training of Trainers (ToT) for West African countries

14-17 March Dakar, Senegal

Today the Council of Europe launched the first Regional Introductory Judicial Training of Trainers (ToT) on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence to a group of 30 magistrates (Judges, and Prosecutors) and other high level judicial officers of 10 different countries from West Africa (Benin, Burkina...

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Cybercrime investigation challenges focus of Council of Europe and INTERPOL initiative

27 February - 1 March Singapore

Building capacity and enhancing cooperation in cyber investigations around the world is the focus of a joint initiative between the Council of Europe and the European Union, in partnership with INTERPOL. With the rapid growth in the number and sophistication of cyber-related offences, electronic...

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GLACY+: Meeting the Eurojust task force

3 February 2017 The Hague, The Netherlands

In December 2016, the Chairperson of the Eurojust Task Force on Cybercrime made an official visit to the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) to learn more about the ongoing projects implemented by the CoE in the field of cybercrime and electronic evidence. As a follow-up...

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ICANN Capacity building workshop for African law enforcement

25-26 January 2017 Nairobi, Kenya

The ICANN Capacity building workshop for African law enforcement agencies (LEAs) was a first attempt to get more African countries involved in the work of the Public Safety Working Group, and it served to share experiences between the different countries and organizations represented, namely:...

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GLACY+: Ghana advances its national cybersecurity strategy

19-20 January 2017 Accra, Ghana

The second advisory mission on Cybercrime and cybersecurity policies took place on the 19-20 January 2017 in Ghana, one of the new priority countries of the GLACY+ project. The mission led by Council of Europe staff and experts was hosted at the National Communications Authority (NCA) in Accra...

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GLACY+: Developing cybersecurity and cybercrime policies in Senegal

16-17 January 2017 Dakar, Senegal

GLACY+ kicked off its activities in 2017 with the advisory mission and workshop on cybersecurity and cybercrime policies held in Dakar, Senegal on 16-17 January. As a follow-up to the country’s accession to the Budapest Convention in December 2016, this mission aimed to further promote the...

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Accession by Senegal to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and its Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism

16 December 2016 Strasbourg, France

Senegal deposited the instrument of accession and became the 51st State Party to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. Another 16 have either signed or been invited to accede. Senegal also deposited the instrument of accession to the Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism. 26 States are now Party to...

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Malabo and Budapest Convention: Towards complementarity

18 November 2016 Strasbourg, France

A GLACY+ study comparing the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and the African Union's Malabo Convention on Cyber Security and Data Protection underscores "the complementarity of both treaties. This means building on the political commitment of African leaders to take on the challenge of...

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Strategic priorities on cybercrime adopted by GLACY countries

28 October 2016 Bucharest, Romania

Countries participating in the project on Global Action on Cybercrime (GLACY) have adopted a set of strategic priorities to address the challenges related to cybercrime and electronic evidence. Representatives of Mauritius, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Tonga...

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GLACY+ in the Dominican Republic

19-22 September 2016 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The Council of Europe and INTERPOL undertook a joint assessment mission to the Dominican Republic from 19 to 22 September. The mission evaluated the needs of the country with regard to cybercrime and electronic evidence. The Dominican Republic is already a Party to the Budapest Convention and now...

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The Philippines making progress towards GLACY+

15-18 August 2016 Manila, Philippines

GLACY activities allowed the Philippines to become a forum of reference and discussion on cybercrime and cyber security matters among ASEAN states, as demonstrated by the Conference on Regional Cybercrime and Cyber security Assessment in the ASEAN region, held in Manila, Philippines, on 11-12...

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GLACY Closing and GLACY+ Launching Conference

Global Action on Cybercrime: From GLACY to GLACY+

26-28 October 2016 Bucharest, Romania

Building on the positive results of GLACY, a new joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe commenced in March 2016, that is, the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+). The Closing Conference of the GLACY project and the Launching Conference of GLACY+ takes place from...

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Senegal: from GLACY to GLACY+

15-18 August 2016 Dakar, Senegal

Staff of the Cybercrime Programme office (C-PROC) together with experts from the University of Montpellier and the Federal Belgian police visited Senegal authorities between 15 and 18 August. This mission had two objectives: Assess the impact of GLACY as the original project draws to an end....

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Preparing for GLACY+ in Sri Lanka

8-11 August Colombo, Sri Lanka

A review of the progress and results achieved by Sri Lanka along the GLACY project was carried out between 8 and 11 August. The overarching aim of the mission was to assess the country’s capacity to act as hub for the South Asian region within the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+)...

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